Sunday, April 8, 2012

Quotes of the Week

From the Light:
“For the ancient Aztecs, high priests used the fake threat of the solar eclipse and the swallowing of the sun as a means to control the people and force them to conduct human sacrifice to satiate the bloodlust of their rulers. In America today, we have high priests in the garb of pseudoscience who use the specter of climate change annihilation to seize similar control and condone clinical human sacrifice to satiate the thirst of environmental elitists for depopulation.”
Brandon Smith

"It's a serious problem when a society becomes highly politicized, as is now the case in the US and Europe. In normal times, a sociopath stays under the radar. Perhaps he'll commit a common crime when he thinks he can get away with it, but social mores keep him reined in. However, once the government changes its emphasis from protecting citizens from force to initiating force with laws and taxes, those social mores break down. Peer pressure, social approbation and moral opprobrium, the forces that keep a healthy society orderly, are replaced by regulations enforced by cops and funded by taxes. Sociopaths sense this, start coming out of the woodwork and are drawn to the State and its bureaucracies and regulatory agencies, where they can get licensed and paid to do what they've always wanted to do."
Doug Casey

“Democracy may look great on paper, but in modern practice of today's 'big countries', it is a terrible perversion of the principles of liberty. Like Rome and the Ottoman Empire before, the individual now exists to support the state, not the other way around.”
Simon Black

“Jefferson revered the local for a number of reasons but probably the bedrock one was that it’s the only scale of human society in which authoritay can be effectively kept within its proper limits. Bigness leads inevitably to bureaucracy – and bureaucracy is the essence of modern evil. Cold, impersonal. And macro. An army of drones administering – another army of drones enforcing. They don’t know you – and they don’t care.
Just do as you’re told.
Submit. Obey."
Eric Peters

"Villains and heroes usually switch places in historical accounts when a revolution succeeds. Today’s ‘insurgents,’ ‘terrorists’ and ‘traitors’ become tomorrow’s ‘freedom fighters.’ And today’s ‘leaders’ and ‘patriots’ become tomorrow’s tyrants and state terrorists. We’re in the early stages of a prolonged revolutionary struggle between self-organized networks and hierarchical institutions — a struggle in which I believe the forces of voluntary association and horizontalism are almost certain to win in the long run.”
Kevin Carson

“The one major commonality between the neoconservatives and the Obama leftists is that both groups love central planning. But it is central planning that has been the cause for much of the destruction of modern civilization, in the Soviet Union, the current European Union and the United States. The left and the neocons have their utopian views of the ideal society, both being authoritarian, with total government control over the people.”
Scott Lazarowitz

“Believing that the state represents their interests, and that – through ‘democratic’ processes - they control its direction and energies, most men and women identify themselves with that state. In this way, people and the state share the same ‘ego boundaries.’ When millions of people come together in this manner, it becomes easy for each to lose his or her individuality – and, hence, responsibility - in a collective identity. By engendering fear of others who share different ego-boundary identities, the state is able to mobilize ‘dark side’ forces of the collective unconscious into a critical mass that allows the state to aggrandize its powers through violent, destructive means. Adolf Hitler used such methods to organize Germans against those he called non-Aryans. In the same way has the United States employed the specters of ‘communism,’ ‘drug-dealers,’ and ‘terrorism’ to bamboozle its ego-boundary adherents into participating in its continuing war against life itself.”
Butler Shaffer

“Washington’s empire extracts resources from the American people for the benefit of the few powerful interest groups that rule America. The military-security complex, Wall Street, agri-business and the Israel Lobby use the government to extract resources from Americans to serve their profits and power. The US Constitution has been extracted in the interests of the Security State, and Americans’ incomes have been redirected to the pockets of the 1 percent. That is how the American Empire functions.
It is ironic that under the New Empire the citizens of the empire are extracted of their wealth and liberty in order to extract lives from the targeted foreign populations. Just like the bombed and murdered Muslims, the American people are victims of the American empire.”
Paul Craig Roberts

“Through trade and cooperation, everyone helps everyone else achieve life aspirations. If someone different from you is your neighbor, you do your best to get along anyway. Whether at church, shopping, at the gym or health club, or just casually on the street, we work to find ways to be civil and cooperate.
But invite these same people into the political ring, and they become enemies. Why? Politics is not cooperative like the market; it is exploitative. The system is set up to threaten the identity and choices of others. Everyone must fight to survive and conquer. They must kill their opponents or be killed. So coalitions form, and constantly shifting alliances take shape. This is the world that the state — through its election machinery — throws us all into. It is our national sport. We cheer our guy and hope for the political death of the other guy.”
Jeffrey Tucker

“Fake news is not news at all. It’s old news. Storyboarding does to the news what waterboarding does to prisoners — it persuades it to say what you want to hear. Hoodwinking the enemy on a classical battlefield — which follows its own rules of engagement — is one thing. Bamboozling civilians in modern total warfare is rather different. And swindling the crowed cheering at home is something else altogether.”
Bill Bonner

“Economic and social misery increases in direct proportion to the size and power of the central government of a nation."
Kirkpatrick Sale

“Hillary Clinton will never become president. Someone will spill a glass of water on her and she will dissolve.”
Michael S. Rozeff

From the Darkness:
"It is up to Iran whether they are ready to make the right choice. ... What is certain is that Iran's window of opportunity to seek and obtain a peaceful resolution will not remain open forever."
Queen Hillary

“Al-Qaeda is still present in Afghanistan. If the West decides that 10 years in Afghanistan is too long then they will be back, and the next time it will not be New York or Washington, it will be another big Western city.
We have killed all the slow and stupid ones. But that means the ones that are left are totally dedicated.”
Ryan Crocker, the American ambassador to Afghanistan, referring to those who resist his occupation

“We need TSA. After all, terrorists continue to target commercial aviation in the U.S.”
James Carafano, Heritage Foundation [Name one- at least one not assisted by the FBI, CIA, or State Department.]

“Vaccine-preventable diseases like pneumonia and the flu continue to ravage adults across the state, resulting in the need for expensive treatments and hospital visits while driving down workplace productivity. Adult immunizations can save lives and boost the economy, but only if they are used.”
Dr. Joseph Fortuna, vice-chairman of the Michigan Primary Care Consortium (MPCC) [Translated: "Take vaccines filled with poison.  It will kill you, thereby helping the economy."]

"There is no more time, or excuses or delays. This is the moment of truth. We think that [Syria’s] Assad must go, that the killing must stop. The sooner we get into a process that ends up there, the better, and I think former Secretary General Annan understands that.”
Queen Hillary, wanting to stop Assad’s killing and start her own [Where does this arrogant cow get the idea that she rules the world?]

“While evidence from some studies have raised questions as to whether BPA may be associated with a variety of health effects, there remain serious questions about these studies, particularly as they relate to humans.”
A statement from the FDA, refusing to ban BPA, despite hundreds of peer-reviewed studies that have linked BPA to everything from cancer (in over 130 studies) to depression and diabetes. [The FDA’s first priority, of course, is to protect the $8 billion BPA industry.]

"…It is totally false to say that printing more money generates inflation, price increases are generated by other phenomena like supply and external sector’s behaviour”.
Marcó del Pont, president of Argentina’s Central Bank (BCRA) [Complete ignorance of basic economics seem to be a prerequisite to being a central banker.]

"Climate change poses a massive threat to our present social, economic and political order. From a sociological perspective, resistance to change is to be expected. People are individually and collectively habituated to the ways we act and think. This habituation must be recognized and simultaneously addressed at the individual, cultural and societal level — how we think the world works and how we think it should work."
From a paper by Kari Marie Norgaard, which also suggests that climate change skepticism is a disease

“We certainly don’t want them (humans) strolling about the entire countryside. We want them to save land for nature by living closely [together].”
Yale University professor Karen Seto, explaining her disgust at arrogant humans who insist on walking the earth

“It’s your standard government readiness policy – nothing particularly exciting or groundbreaking. Manufacturing a far-fetched conspiracy out of something so routine is a distraction.”
Asawin Suebsaeng, editorial fellow at Mother Jones, dismissing the implications of Obama’s National Defense Resources Preparedness executive order, which eviscerates due process and allows the government to mobilize national resources in the event of “national emergencies”

“They’ve [libertarians] taken their despicable ideology and used it a wrecking ball, that they have painted red, white and blue, to smash down every good thing in America. They say they’re Patriots but they hate everybody in America who looks like us. They say they love America but they hate the people, the brown folk, the gays, the lesbians, the people with piercings, ya know ya’ll.”
Van Jones, ex-Green Jobs Czar [More proof that only the most ignorant and deluded rise to the top in government.]

“Governments must take action to support institutions and mechanisms that will improve coherence, as well as bring about integrated policy and action across the social, economic and environmental pillars. Current understanding supports the creation of a Sustainable Development Council within the UN system to integrate social, economic and environmental policy at the global level. There is also strong support for strengthening global governance by including civil society, business and industry in decision-making at all levels.”
From the State of the Planet Declaration, issued by the fascist environmental group, “Planet Under Pressure”

“We got to do something about these Asians coming in and opening up businesses and dirty shops. They ought to go. I’m going to say that right now. But we need African-American businesspeople to be able to take their places, too.”
Marion Barry, Former District of Criminals mayor, looking to torch Asian-owned businesses in “his city”

“One of the reasons why health insurance costs middle-class families in the United States so much is that their bill includes a good share of the costs of treating those without insurance. … President Obama's plan to end those pass-along costs by mandating universal coverage was, of course, the central issue in last week's arguments at the Supreme Court. The Obama Administration's reforms shift most of the costs of the uninsured to the government.”
Robert J. Shapiro, writing in The Globalist [“Government” doesn’t pay ANY costs. The tax slaves do.]

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